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    Total issues Elgin update

    News // March 28, 2012

    TOTAL E&P UK has confirmed that the gas leak at the Elgin WellHead Platform remains ongoing, although the situation is "currently stable."

    "We continue to take all possible measures to try to identify the source and cause of the leak and to bring it under control," said te company.

    Meanwhile, the presence of a sheen on the water has been confirmed in the vicinity of the platform and Oil Spill Response (OSRL) have carried out two aerial surveillance flights to assess the situation.

    Initial reports from OSRL indicate no change in the size and appearance of this.

    TEP UK met with Secretary of State’s Representative (SOSREP), the HSE, DECC, Marine Scotland and the Coastguard and provided a full update. The SOSREP will continue to be fully briefed of all developments.

    "We have mobilised experts from elsewhere in the TOTAL Group to offer additional assistance and help us deal with the incident. At this stage, the precise cause of the leak remains unclear," said the company.

    "Now that all personnel are in a place of safety, all our efforts continue to focus on bringing the gas leak under control."


     

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